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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Jan. 29

</b>“Property Rights,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

Sonny Landreth, slide guitarist. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Independent Living Exercise Class, 12 p.m. Build strength, improve balance and reduce falls. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Energy Efficiency First: The Path to An Energy Efficient Virginia, 7-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Contact Lauren Glickman, 804-335-0915

Faith Communities in Action Older Adult Service Coordination Task Force, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Rooms 2 and 3, First Floor Conference Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. 703-324-3453 or ciluser@fairfaxcounty.gov.

<b>Friday/Jan. 30

</b>Miró Quartet. 8 p.m. Chamber Music at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

The Blackjacks and U.S. Royalty. Rock. 9 p.m. $10 advance/ $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 31

</b>John Eaton. 7:30 p.m. Classic songs at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

An Evening with Face the Fish and Stepanian. Americana/rock/blues. 9 p.m. $8 advance, $10 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Philadelphia Dance Company, 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Free pre-performance discussion begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $21-$42, age 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association Country Western Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. $12 per person. 703-860-4941or www.nvcwda.org.

IndYgYrl, Back By Popular Demand and Tami D'Mar, 7 p.m. at Coffihouse, 8433 Lee Highway, Merrifield. info@COFFiHOUSE.com.

<b>Monday/Feb. 2

</b>Old Town Hall Children’s Series: Mr. Skip – Fairfax’s favorite Music Man. 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS or www.fairfaxarts.org.

Open Mic Night with Ron Goad. 7 p.m. $2. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Calling All Guys, 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group for boys. Call for title. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 3

</b>The Guggenheim Grotto. Acoustic. 8 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

‘Constructs VI’ Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m. at the George Mason University Fine Arts Gallery, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A Panel discussion will follow from 6–7 p.m. The exhibition of abstract paintings will be on display from Feb. 2-28, and the gallery is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Bibliomaniacs Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Join a family book discussion of Frindle by Andrew Clements. Age 8-12 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Fairfax Anime, 7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Watch anime and discuss anime and manga. Pizza and snacks provided. Age 12-18. 703-293-6227. 703-293-6227.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 4

</b>Sonya Kitchell, “Burn Brightly” and Residency. Acoustic/indie. 8 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 5

</b>Greg Howard and Harper. 7 p.m. $25. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Lizz Wright, jazz singer. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Tales for Twos: Penguin Playground, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about penguins. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Independent Living Exercise Class, 12 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Build strength, improve balance and reduce falls. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Feb. 6

</b>The Persuasions. A cappella gospel and pop. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Future, Politicks, Mello-D & the Rados and The Remedy, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Lunch Bunnies, 12 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 7

</b>Chocolate Lovers Festival, Old Town Fairfax, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Some events require a fee, and other events are free. Contact 703-385-1661 or www.chocolatefestival.net for details.

Fairfax City Neighborhood Outreach Ministry and Emmett R. Anderson Scholarship Committee Black History Celebration and Benefit, 6-9 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Speakers Glen Harris and Pastor Jeffrey Johnson Sr., music by Café, African-American art, crafts, jewelry, desserts, choirs, skits, dance and more. Rondia.Pearson-prescott@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Cirque Éloize with Nebbia: a Magical Fog, 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $23-$46, and age 12 and under are half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul. The All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and her band. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

‘Ride on the Freedom Train,’ 7 p.m. at James Lee Community Theatre, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church. A collaborative play about Black history. For tickets, contact Nomikka Hunter at 703-324-555. Admission free. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec.

Read to the Dog, 1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call to sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Amy LaVere, acoustic/roots. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Cosmopolitan Clavier Charity Concert. 7 p.m. at Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. An evening of music by Cosmopolitan Clavier, an international group of pianists, followed by a reception in the Community Room. Donations will be used to help pay for the newly-installed stained glass window in the sanctuary. 703-385-3520 or www.fairfaxchristian.org.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 8

</b>Cirque Éloize with Nebbia: a Magical Fog, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performances on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $23-$46, and age 12 and under are half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Lovers Festival, Old Town Fairfax, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Some events require a fee, and other events are free. Contact 703-385-1661 or www.chocolatefestival.net for details.

“Growing a Great University,” by Dr. Tom Hennessy from George Mason University, 2 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax. Free. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Jewish Community Center Book Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the JCC of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike. The nine-day event celebrates Jewish literacy and will include author lectures and programs, as well as books for purchase. Contact Laurie Albert at LaurieA@jccnv.org, 703-537-3064 or www.jccnv.org for the event schedule and costs.

Inova Blood Drive, 12-4 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred; call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Disease Resistant Roses, sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation. Research presentation by Jim Mynes, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, on rose varieties that require no spraying. 2 p.m. at the Merrifield Garden Center Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free and open to the public, no reservations required. 703-860-0071.

Ralph's World, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Feb. 9

</b>The Fairfax High School Chorus Department Cabaret Night. 6:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Chorus students will perform individually and in small groups. Tickets, including refreshments, are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. www.fhschorus.net.

Kalimba Music with Carl Winters, the Kalimba King. 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Celebrate Black History Month with jazz, spirituals, hip hop and blues played on kalimbas, also known as African thumb pianos. 703-644-7333.

Open Mic Night with Ron Goad. 7 p.m. $2. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Love, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, fingerplays and activities about all kinds of love. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Crafty Kids, 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Make an animal come to life with Noah's Ark “Stuff-n-Fluff” Animal Workshop. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 10

</b>Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. ‘Rising Tide’ by John Barry. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Virginia Housing Development Authority Homeownership Education Seminar, 6 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike. The lecture will cover financial responsibility, ways to use credit wisely, strategies to build financial security through homeownership, and a variety of mortgage loans available with affordable financing terms. Contact Jessie Zahorian at jzahorian@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3484.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 11

</b>Sonya Kitchell, "Burn Brightly," Residency and John Shannon. Acoustic/indie. 8 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Quarterly Forum, 7:30-9 p.m. at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Jon Vrana presents Voices from City Point, describing firsthand perspectives of civilian and military personnel thrust together at a small Virginia town that became Gen. Grant's supply depot in the last year of the war, encompassing repair shops, hospitals, numerous bakeries, and 22 miles of track connecting the wharves to the Union lines. Admission free, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

Tiny Tots, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders, 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Genealogy Databases, 2 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Age 13 & up. 703-293-6227.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 12

</b>Joker's Wild, 8-10 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Complimentary swing lesson, 7:30 p.m. $10 per person. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Rokia Traore. Progressive West African music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Independent Living Exercise Class, 12 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Build strength, improve balance and reduce falls. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Chat, 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Call branch to register and for book title. Age 12-16 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Chess Club, 3:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy, play the game. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Taarka, Roman Candle and Whiskey Rebellion. Acoustic/world music. 8 p.m. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

“Hay Fever,” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-2787 or www.tickets.com.

Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce, 7 p.m. at Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. $55 non members, $45 members. All financial components of a property settlement agreement from preparing documents to signing an agreement. 703-281-2657 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

<b>Friday/Feb. 13

</b>Beau Soir Ensemble: music for flute, harp and cello. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Julie Murphy Wells, Sophisticated Lady. Jazz and Broadway tunes. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Crash Boom Bang. Pop/rock. 6 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

K-Beta, Bo Jankans and D II. Rock. 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Sneak Preview of “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry,” 7:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, in the Ernst Community Cultural Center. The family-oriented Christian-themed movie stars Gavin Macleod and Robert Guillaume. Contact movies2009@ymail.com for free ticket reservations.

Plastic Sky, Vox Pop and Brothers Pony, 7 p.m. at Coffihouse, 8433 Lee Highway, Merrifield. info@COFFiHOUSE.com.

“Hay Fever,” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-2787 or www.tickets.com.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 14

</b>Shemekia Copeland, blues vocals. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Crash Boom Bang, Boys Will Be Boys, Sunset Shootout and Surprise Attack. Pop/rock. 5:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Mambo Sauce. Hip-hop. 10 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Saint Valentine’s Day Concert with Natasha Bogachek and Dasha Gabay on violin and piano, 7:30 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Concert is free, donations are welcome 703-764-9414.

Fairfax Jubil-Aires Barbershop Harmony Chorus Singing Valentines, at a location of your choosing. Contact Ron at 703-978-7691 or order online at

www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

“Hay Fever,” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-2787 or www.tickets.com.